This procedure involves the removal of the uterus and fallopian tubes (not ovaries) via keyhole surgery. St George Private surgeons are experts in removal of even very large uteri, avoiding the need for a large abdominal incision
ABDOMINAL HYSTERECTOMY (Open)
For some patients this is an alternative method of performing a hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus and fallopian tubes. However this is done through an open incision.
Endometriosis involves adhesive disease of the ovaries, tubes, lining of the pelvis and may involve the bowel, bladder or nearby structures. It can cause:
It should be completely excised via keyhole surgery to restore normal anatomy and this should be done by a high volume surgeon with expertise in endometriosis surgery. Merely applying diathermy to the surface of a deposit of endometriosis will not necessarily treat the disease and should be avoided.
Vaginal prolapse can be addressed via a vaginal approach, a laparoscopic approach or a combination of both. Laparoscopic sacrocolopexies are performed for a more permanent cure of severe vaginal prolapse, all via a minimally invasive approach needing only 1-2 days in hospital and recovery 2-3 weeks.
“Stress” incontinence (loss of urine when jumping, sneezing, laughing, running etc) can severely limit one’s lifestyle and should not be tolerated as it can be relatively easily corrected. Surgical procedures such as the sub-urethral tape (TVT) or the Laparoscopic Colposuspension have a 90-95% success rate in cure of this problem.
Fibroids are benign tumours of the uterus that can cause pressure, urinary frequency, pelvic pain, infertility and heavy menstrual bleeding. St George Private gynaecologists specialize in removal and management of these fibroids via keyhole surgery, avoiding the need for larger incisions and thus reducing recovery time.
Tumours and cysts of the tubes and ovaries are particularly suited to laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and can be readily managed in this fashion.
This is an investigative surgical technique to examine and possibly biopsy the cervix if abnormalities are found during testing.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the uterus (womb), using a small telescope (hysterscope).
This is a permanent method of female contraception involving the blocking of the fallopian tubes.